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Title: Connecting to my DIR-815 with an Airport card
Post by: Gorillamo on January 13, 2014, 09:13:28 AM
Hello all,
I'd like to connect a Macintosh G4 running OS X 10.4.6 to my DIR-815 wireless router (in another, nearby room) which is connected to a cable modem, using an Airport card in the G4. Is this possible? The G4 can see the network that the router has established yet the password for the router isn't recognized as a legitimate password by the G4.

Thanks,
Gorillamo
Title: Re: Connecting to my DIR-815 with an Airport card
Post by: FurryNutz on January 13, 2014, 09:19:06 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=41537.0)


Wireless Configurations
Links>Wireless Installation Considerations (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48327.0) and Managing Signal Congestion (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=53228.0) and Good Neighbour Policy (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=10634.0)

Hold old is the airport card? I remember some 1st gen AP cards didn't support WPA or WPA2, you may need to try using WEP.

Title: Re: Connecting to my DIR-815 with an Airport card
Post by: Gorillamo on January 20, 2014, 12:48:41 PM
Hi Furry,
The Hardware version is A1.

The Firmware Version is 1.00 Fri 06 Aug 2010.

By region, I assume you mean my actual location, which is Jackson, Mississippi.

As to the age of the Airport card, I can't say as I bought it off Amazon, if memory serves. Is there a way to tell by the sticker information on the card itself?

For these other questions, I am going to have to get back to you, as this will take a little bit of time for me to sort through it all. I'm kinda new to this, in case you hadn't noticed!!

Thanks,
Gorillamo
Title: Re: Connecting to my DIR-815 with an Airport card
Post by: FurryNutz on January 20, 2014, 12:55:32 PM
What is posted on the sticker on the wireless card? Is there any model # or serial # info? Or even a Mfr date?

Your router is using shipping FW and there is newer, however lets see what we can do with the AP card first. Try WEP, then try WPA with TPIK only on settings on the router. If the AP card connects then you good here. You can try WPA2 and TPIK and see. If it fails to connect with WPA2, then you'll know.

One alternative suggestion would be to install a DAP bridge and LAN wire connect the Mac to the bridge. Then bridge the DAP to the 815 on either 2.4Ghz or the faster 5Ghz radio. Makes for a good WiFi upgrade for some devices that are getting old and out of date.  ;)